Burn Trauma: Benefits of a Nursing and Nutrition Collaboration

Program Date: 13 June 2019
Publication Date: 22 August 2019
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll describe how the severity of a burn is determined; discuss the pathophysiology of inflammation and its effect on fluid balance and metabolism; describe the impact of burn wounds; review evidenced-based medical nutrition therapy for treatment of burn wounds.

Course Objectives:

•Describe how the severity of a burn is determined with degree of body surface area injured and type of burn.
•Discuss the pathophysiology of inflammation and its effect on fluid balance and metabolism.
•Describe the impact of burn wounds on metabolism, lean body mass and immune function.
•Review evidenced-based medical nutrition therapy for treatment of burn wounds.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5000, 5140, 5170, 5380
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 46

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Joyce Black, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, College of Nursing
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE, USA
Dr. Joyce Black is an Associate Professor in the Adult Health and Illness Department. She has taught undergraduate students basic concepts, medical surgical nursing and ICU nursing. Dr. Black has received awards from UNMC and the College for her teaching. Her research areas of interest are in wound healing, specifically in pressure ulcers. Dr. Black's disseration examined the patient and wound factors that contributed to healing or nonhealing of diabetics with pressure ulcers. She is certified in wound healing, plastic surgical nursing and is a Fellow in the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Black is the current President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and chairman of the NPUAP's task force to redefine pressure ulcer staging.
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Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN

President, CASE Software & Books
Greensboro, NC, USA
Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN, is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant to health care providers. She received her PhD in human nutrition from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her professional career has included clinical practice, university teaching, and business consulting. She is president of CASE Software & Books, a professional and educational resource company. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and served on the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Work Groups on wound care and hydration. In 2018 she received the Academy’s Excellence in Practice Award for Consultation and Business Practice. She is currently the Immediate Past President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and serves as one of the NPUAP representatives on the International Clinical Practice Guidelines Governance Group.
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